Friday, January 1, 2021



The Fez  also called Tarboosh  is a felt headdress in the shape of a short cylindrical peakless hat, usually red, and sometimes with a tassel attached to the top. The name "Fez" refers to the Moroccan city of Fez (capital of the Kingdom of Morocco until 1927), where the dye to colour the hat was extracted from crimson berries. The modern fez owes much of its popularity to the Ottoman era.

The origins of the Fez are unclear and there are different theories. One of them is that the Fez may have originated in the Balkans,Greece, or in Morocco and subsequently spread to other places by the Ottoman Empire.

Initially, the Fez was a brimless red, white, or black bonnet over which a turban was wrapped (similar to a wrapped keffiyeh). Later the turban was eliminated, the bonnet shortened, and the color fixed to red. Praying while wearing a Fez instead of a headdress.

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